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Kansas City Chiefs vs Lions Week #2: Breaking Down The O-Line Film

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Week #2

The Kansas City Chiefs were the victims of another blowout loss as they fell to the Detroit Lions, 3-48.  In a year that has already started off rough with injuries to Eric Berry and Tony Moeaki the Chiefs saw another one of their stars go down, Jamaal Charles, who left the game in the 1st quarter and did not return.

There are going to be a lot of Chief's fans with a bad tastes in their mouths after another loss.  But just like last weeks evaluation of the offensive line...the Chiefs really didn't do that bad.  At least the offensive lines performance wasn't indicative of a 3-48 blowout.

Despite the score, Jon Asamoah gave as much as he took against another young player named Ndamukong Suh.  Asamoah ended the day with an 84% pass blocking grade and a -2 power score.  Not scores that will get you in the Pro Bowl.  But considering Asamoah is refining his trade and facing an A+ player in Suh....

Let's look at those offensive line grades for the first half only game...

 

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Percent Scale

 

 

Team Run Blocking
Power Blocking
Power Blocking Score
2nd Level Blocks
Did the lineman get the job done or not?  These grades are good for understanding value for a team and not necessarily for comparing across teams.  A game in the mid 80s to 90% is a decent score.
How often did the offensive lineman dominate the block or how often did he get dominated?  These scores are good for comparing across teams and finding  the most dominant lineman in the league.   
Anything over zero is a good score.  The more over zero the more the lineman dominated the defender.  Each lineman is scored a minus for being dominated, a zero for a draw, or a plus for dominating the defender.
The number of success over failures for the lineman when blocking linebackers and safeties on the second level.  The lineman must be athletic to accomplish a high second level score.

 

 Run Blocking Grades


Percent
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Power
2/Level
Pull

 Grade         
Blocking
Blocking
Blocks
Albert 84%

0
+4
0
Lilja 80%

-1
+2
-2
Wiegmann 88%

-2
+5
+1
Asamoah 76%

-3
+2
0
Richardson 84%

-1
+3
+1














 

Run Blocking Notes:

  • This week the Kansas City coaching staff mixed up their blocking schemes for the Detroit lines.  They ran lot of pulls by guards, cross blocks, pulls by tight ends, and motioning the tight end from a wide position in the formation toward the quarterback and then cracking down on a defensive end as the running play goes wide.  :22 in the 1st quarter is a good example. 
  • In the first 2 plays of the game the Chiefs do a great job of picking up the second level blocks.
  • At :53 in the 1st quarter Branden Albert gets a false start penalty. 
  • Last year Barry Richardson was not a very good 2nd level blocker.  In the last game against the Bills and this game against the Lions...Barry appears to have brought his skills up to average in that area.  Which is good.  Richardson ends up with a +3 as a second level score which means he was successful in locking up with a linebacker or safety 3 more times than he failed.
  • If you are interested in seeing how each lineman has performed in the past...check out Pro Football Spotlight's O-Line season stats (here) (updated every Wednesday)

 

 

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Team Pass Blocking
Passing Power Blocking
Pressures Combo Help
Did the lineman get the job done or not?  These grades are good for understanding value for a team and not necessarily for comparing across teams.  A game in the 90% is a good score for pass blocking.
How often did the offensive lineman dominate the block or how often did he get dominated?  Each lineman is scored a minus for being dominated, a zero for a draw, or a plus for dominating the block. How often did the offensive lineman give up pressure on the quarterback?  Every once and a while a lineman can do his job but give up pressure on the QB.  This stat will help glean more info from the line grades.
How often did the offensive coordinator provide help for a tough defender or a struggling lineman.  Yea, two lineman ended up with the same grade...but how much help did either of them get?

 


Pass Blocking Grades


Percent
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Power
Pressures
Sacks
Combo

 Grade         
Blocking
Allowed
Allowed
Help
Albert 86%

+1
3
1
6
Lilja 80%

-3
3
0
7
Wiegmann 98%

0
0
0
14
Asamoah 84%

-2
2
0
13
Richardson 84%

-2
5
0
6
















 

Pass Blocking Notes:

  • A lot of the Chiefs passing plays were play action in the beginning of the game.  Play action tends to inflate o-line scores.
  • The first thing I do when I watch a passing play is I stop the screen after 3 seconds to see where the defenders are in relation to Matt Cassel.  Then I go back and watch each individual lineman performance.  Many times, after 3 seconds, defenders were a resealable distance from the quarterback and the ball was not yet coming out.
  • Casey Wiegmann and Jon Asamoah combo in pass coverage frequently in this game.  Could it have to do with the defender over Jon?  (Suh)
  • In the last play of the half, Branden Albert give up a pressure as Cassel steps up and scrambles to his left.
  • At 1:04 in the 3rd quarter Ryan Lilja's defender gets pressure on the quarterback...Matt tries to move right...but by that time Branden Albert's defender, who he had pushed high and around, comes back and makes the sack.  That's one of those plays that you would like to give the sack to Lilja and not Albert.
  • Believe it or not...Richardson's pass protection has stayed adequate for 2 weeks in a row.  Pass blocking is still not his forte but he has improved from the preseason.  Remember however that the Chiefs are running a lot of play action and slide protection which keeps those crucial match-ups at a minimum.

 

 

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